Breathing and relaxation exercises as regeneration techniques in persons with overweight after covid-19


  • Milada Krejčí College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA, Prague, Czech Republic



Breathing; overweight, people after Covid-19; regeneration; relaxation; wellness and yoga.


Yoga techniques are applied successfully as a part of the "exercise wellness". It may be a useful form of adequate movement regime for persons with overweight or obesity who underwent Covid-19. Traditional yoga is a holistic concept of a healthy life without addictions. Yoga practicing produces changes on a physical level that bring changes in the psyche or in interpersonal relations. The aim of the presented study is focused on content and descriptive analysis of the yoga breathing and relaxation exercises as potential regeneration techniques in overweight persons after Covid-19. The holistic principle was respected in the study methodology and composition, i.e. that the properties of the parts are given by the organizational relations of the whole. Methods of content and descriptive analysis were used as the base. Special yoga breath exercises (pranayama) support metabolism and help to use breath capacity completely. The breath exercises have revitalization effects and calm psychic states. Respiratory mechanisms, largely dependent on mental balance. Holistic yoga concept, with its large scope of methods, can be practiced by anyone. These effects may be successfully used for preventive, therapeutic and supportive practice in people with overweight and obesity after the Covid-19.


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Krejčí, M. (2021). Breathing and relaxation exercises as regeneration techniques in persons with overweight after covid-19. Acta Salus Vitae, 9(1), 14–24.